I will not die and unlived life.
I will not live in fear of falling, or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days
to allow my living to open me
to make me less afraid, more accessible
to loosen my heart
until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my significance
to live,
so that which came to me as seed
goes on to the next as blossom,
and that which came to me as blossom,
goes on as fruit.

~Dawna Markova